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Development Coordinator - Burbank California

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, HBO Now, HBO Max, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, truTV, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

The Team

Conan O’Brien is TV’s longest running late night host and one of the most successful, respected comedians in America. He’s currently the host of CONAN on the TBS television network. An Emmy award winner, O’Brien began his career as a writer for Saturday Night Live and The Simpsons where he developed his original brand of comedy, living at the intersection of smart and silly, that has inspired a generation of comedians and writers who came after him. Named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Last year, O’Brien’s digital company, “Team Coco,” entered into a Joint Venture with TBS to create an omnichannel digital media company that both expands and diversifies Conan’s fanbase and capitalizes on new business opportunities. These new initiatives include a successful touring and live events business, hilarious and effective branded digital content, and the world’s top comedy podcast, “Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend.”

The Job

Team Coco is looking for a development coordinator to help bring digital originals to life across a wide variety of mediums. Building off Conan O’Brien’s legendary late night television career, Team Coco is an upstart digital production company that has already created several successful podcasts (scripted and unscripted) and digital video series with plans to ramp up output in 2020 and beyond. The development coordinator will play a huge role in this expansion by tracking and organizing all pitch materials, production schedules, and correspondences (both internal and external) to ensure a smooth and professional operation.

A strong candidate will have a few years of experience in development and/or media and possess a good eye for what constitutes a compelling comedy idea that feels organic to Team Coco’s voice. With a battery of projects already in progress and more in the pipeline, the development coordinator will get to be a part of exciting new series from the pitch phase through production and distribution. While the primary duties of the role are organizational in nature, there are many opportunities for a candidate who is able to give constructive and insightful notes on pitch documents and scripts. However, please note that this is not a writing position.

The Daily

Keep track of all general meetings and submissions, ensuring communication with all writers and performers is done in a timely mannerAttend, take notes, and contribute to general meetings with writers and performersReview pitch submissions and scripts, and provide feedback to the Creative DirectorHave a strong sense of what will work for Team Coco’s comedy voiceBe innately familiar with the mediums that Team Coco is creating content for, namely podcasts (scripted and unscripted), YouTube videos, Instagram TV, and live eventsDuring writing periods, track script versions, note rounds, and take a lead in keeping all active projects on scheduleDuring production periods, work with producers and creative director to make sure each day goes smoothlyDuring post-production periods, keep editors and outside partners on deadlineWork closely with the programming and marketing teams when rolling out new contentBe able to keep track of several different projects in parallelHelp ideate on creative marketing executions for all projectsScout new talent, and make recommendations for new people (or companies) to meet withCoordinate internally to make sure other departments are aware of what digital is working onWhen necessary, work with Team Coco producers to book the time of staff editors, camera ops, PA’s, or others for use in a digital project

The Essentials

2+ years’ experience in media/entertainmentPrevious development-specific work is a plusRelevant assistant work consideredExcellent and professional verbal and written communication skills, especially when interfacing with talent and other outside partnersStrong attention to detail with well-honed organizational skillsStrong grasp of the Team Coco voice and an eye for the types of projects that will work well within itAbility to work autonomously as neededAbility to take efficient, effective notes and relay them clearlyWorking knowledge of Google SuiteWillingness to work nights and/or weekends when necessaryFlexibility in addressing new challenges that crop up, especially during production periods

The Perks

Paid time off every year to volunteerAccess to well-being tools, resources, and freebies2018 Best Company for Working Mothers2018 Best Company for DadsAn in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your careerPart of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Warner Media, LLC and its subsidiaries are equal opportunity employers. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or any other category protected by law.

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